Needed a bookcase for my den for displaying pictures. I was very pleased with this one! The wood is heavy, and is of good quality. It was a little awkward to put together, had to get my son in law to help. I love it, and it looks great in my den!! Thanks so much!!
Don't buy this if you're looking for a 5 shelf bookcase; this only has 4 shelves. I received this bookcase today, shipping speed was average, I ordered on a Friday and received it on the next Thursday. When I opened the box, I found 2 dents already in the wood and a few scratches but I didn't want to deal with sending it back to wait on a new one so I plan on covering the bookshelf possibly with cloth to hide these nicks. It took me about 2 1/2 hours to put together by myself, I imagine it would've been faster if I had someone helping me. The instructions were helpful but the back bars seemed like each one would only go in specific holes, which was not in the directions. The hex screws stripped easily and I was worried the shelf was going to split if I tried to tighten it (some holes seemed sloppily pre-drilled). I tightened all screws as tight as i could with the hex key without breaking the shelf but when it's all assembled, it's questionable if it could handle something jarring it, such as a slight earthquake or a toddler touching it. Aesthetically pleasing, I am pleased overall with this purchase but would recommend the heavier books being on the bottom, don't put fragile, precious memories on top, and possibly a weight holding it down behind it.
The bookcase arrived quickly! It is exactly as described. My box was intact, and none of the pieces were dinged or scratched. The instructions were pretty good. Other buyers noted the need to buy a rubber mallet for the finish pegs, but I just put the soft side of a scrubby sponge over it and used my regular hammer. Worked fine. I'd suggest tweaking the bolts one more time after standing bookcase upright. The finish is apparently sprayed on, and between some of the slats it was unevenly applied, so I touched it up so it wouldn't look cheap. Having a wider slat across the back of the shelves (especially along the bottom) would help hold small books better. On Overstock's part, I didn't know there were other finishes available until the day after ordering when a selection of them popped into my facebook feed. I'm happy with the bookcase. Would gladly suggest it to friends.
I bought this after purchasing the 3 shelf unit. After I assembled it I found some flaws but Overstock made it right for me. Customer service has been and always is the best! As with the 3 shelf, there may be an alignment fitting issue with the top shelf but its doable. Great unit and I'm glad I have them in my house.
These shelves are made in Thailand - Hi Chaol, Tony and Siri! I put them together within an hour. I glued some of the joints. The very top shelf does not have pre-drilled holes. For that, I turned the entire structure upside down, resting it on the top shelf, which was loose on the floor. I positioned it all so that it was perfectly even, and then simply wrenched down real hard with my screwdriver. The wood is soft enough that I was able to screw the stop shelf sturdily to the rest of the bookcase. Although this bookcase is made entirely of natural wood, it is not a heavy piece of furniture. It is absolutely perfect for what I wanted: to store four shelves for my yarn stash, with some of my favorite Barbie dolls populating the top shelf. There is an artistic satisfaction to it. I love seeing my things displayed like this, instead of them being stuck away in bins and closets. Now, I want several hip-high shelves exactly like these for my stash of fabric and beads. Also, I love the color of these shelves: they are of a darker, reddish color, which actually fits very well with the color of most of my other furniture.
I was looking for a bookshelf to fit an alcove at the bottom of a stairway. This fits perfectly- and I am so happy with it. It is a very pretty piece, and is sturdy. The price was amazing, and was easily assembled. It is exactly what I needed.
The first one was broken due to poor shipping and handling. However, "O" sent me a replacement immediately! It arrived in perfect condition; was very easy to assemble; is sturdy and can hold our heavy items. Although our décor is not mission style, the dark wood allows it to blend very well with our contemporary/traditional décor. "O" continues to be my first place to shop online!
Bought this bookcase to use with another that I had purchased , so I was very pleased that it was just as advertised. They matched perfectly and now I have a library in my unused little bedroom. My husband thought it was pretty easy to put together. Thanks
I was pleasantly surprised when I took all of the pieces out of the box to see that it really is nice, sturdy, real wood! It's color is beautiful and matches my other espresso furniture perfectly! I put it in my sons bedroom for all of his binders, folders and heavy books and it can definitely withstand all of the weight. I'm actually going to buy a few more to put in my other children's bedrooms because I know I won't have to worry about it getting damaged as it is good quality. I'm very pleased!
I should've asked a friend to help but being a man I did it myself. It took also some slight fabrication with a pocket knife, you have to whittle down some of the wooden peg in order for it to fit in the holes. other than that it's very strong I have a full encyclopedia set and some other hardcover books. its very sturdy and looks like good quality, real wood not Sauder crap!
This bookcase is Great! My only complaint is that is not as big as I thought it was going to be but never the less I'm still pleased with my purchase. The dark brown or mocha of the bookcase brings style into my living room and it looks like I paid so much for it which I like. I don't like cheap looking furniture and this piece looks like you paid way more than you did. It's a great addition to any living room.